Posted: Wednesday, October 04, 2000

Juneau boy recovering from rollover injury

Juneau - Jeremy Nelson's condition has been upgraded to satisfactory.

Kristin Foley, spokesman of Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, said this morning that the 9-year-old Juneau boy has improved. Nelson was injured in a rollover accident on Mendenhall Loop Road Sept. 24. A vehicle hit him while he was standing at the side of the road. He suffered a fractured skull, an arm broken in two places and other injuries, and was medevaced to Seattle.

Friday, Jeremy opened his eyes and was able to follow directions about squeezing his father's hand, said his mother, Debbie Stevens.

PFDs deposited in accounts today

JUNEAU - Direct deposit of Alaska Permanent Fund dividends takes place today.

That means eligible residents who applied for the dividends and asked for direct deposit should see a $1,963.86 addition to their bank accounts. Checks for most other eligible applicants will be mailed next week, according to the state Permanent Fund Dividend Division.

About 585,800 Alaskans are expected to receive dividends for a total $1.15 billion payout from the state's oil-wealth savings account.

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